Hiccups are probably one of the most annoying things in the world. And when you get them, it seems like they will just NOT go away.
But the next time you get a bout of involuntary respiratory spasms, try to cease them with a bottle of bitters and a lemon.
Bartenders swear by this trick because they always have a bottle of bitters on hand. And how does it work, you ask?
Slice a lemon into a wedge and douse several drops of bitters on top. Then either chew or eat it for a minute or so.
If the taste is too sour for you, you can sprinkle a little sugar on top too. And that's it ladies – no more hiccups!
The cure has apparently been around for a good while, but never really took off because of other theories – holding your breathe and drinking water backwards, we're looking at you.
And hey, you can then make a tasty drink out of what's left!